Posted August 30, 2016 12:11 pm by Comments

By Justin Stakes

The first gold medalist in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games was the USA's Virginia Thrasher. The 19-year- old athlete from Virginia and West Virginia University is shown with her Olympic gold medal (center) and the silver and bronze medalists, who are both from China. Thrasher began as an active 3-position air rifle shooter.

By Gary Anderson, CMP Director Emeritus

The first gold medalist in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games was the USA’s Virginia Thrasher. The 19-year- old athlete from Virginia and West Virginia University is shown with her Olympic gold medal (center) and the silver and bronze medalists, who are both from China. Thrasher began as an active 3-position air rifle shooter.
Civilian Marksmanship Program
Civilian Marksmanship Program

Camp Perry, OH -(AmmoLand.com)- Three-Position Air Rifle shooting is one of the most popular youth shooting programs in America.

Its massive participation base includes more than 2,000 JROTC programs in schools, hundreds of 4-H Shooting Sports clubs and several hundred junior rifle clubs. An estimated 250,000 to 300,000 youth participate annually in three-position air rifle programs, with most of them engaging in some form of organized competitive shooting. The main governing body for this massive youth sports program is the National Three-Position Air Rifle Council. The primary means of governance is the Council’s rulebook, the National Standard Three-Position Air Rifle Rules.

The National Standard Rules are revised and reissued on a bi-annual basis. The newest version of the Rules, the 11th 2016-2018 edition, has just been released. An …Read the Rest

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